James Hooper v. Southern Railway Company et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Hooper v. Southern Railway Company et al
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
187
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Add defendants: Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company, Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company, & W. J. Robinson. Plaintiff is the administrator of the estate of Willie Mathis (dec'd), who was employed by the police authorities to monitor the properties of the defendant companies to prevent trespassing. W. Mathis was talking with others, committing no crime, when Robinson commanded him to put his hands up and Mathis ran, causing Robinson to fire his pistol at him. Suing for $25,000.